#TBT History of Women in Football

European football resumes today–Portugal vs. Poland.

But not until 12:30.

So, to kill time (and to avoid taking a summer snooze and risk missing the match *yawn*), I spent some time idly looking at sites and articles about the history of football–in particular, women in football. (soccer)

From the AFC Unity website:

https://afcunity.org/2016/02/20/following-the-pioneers-a-brief-history-of-womens-football/

From Spartacus Educational:

http://spartacus-educational.com/Fwomen.htm

From BBC Newsbeat June 2015:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33064421/the-secret-history-of-womens-football

History Extra:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/culture/mary-queen-scots-fifa-womens-world-cup-brief-history-womens-football

From History of Soccer website:

http://www.historyofsoccer.info/women_soccer.html

 

Books and Books lists:

https://books.google.com/books/about/A_Game_for_Rough_Girls.html?id=V62Qau3-HCIC

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8790.Best_Football_Soccer_Bookshttps://www.goodreads.com/list/show/8790.Best_Football_Soccer_Books

 

Any (better) recommendations? Feel free to share in the comments.

 

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Eco-Friendly Football?

With the UEFA EURO 2016 well underway, I always think of the environmental impact of said events.

So I did some looking into it on the internet (AP Stylebook now says lowercase for internet, I believe. Just because I’m an editing nerd. LOL).

Here’s the official report/study: http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/uefaorg/General/02/26/41/78/2264178_DOWNLOAD.pdf. (An additional, yet brief, article: http://www.sportanddev.org/?14162/1/Social-responsibility-and-sustainability-at-EURO-2016)

Blog post from the British Gas webpage: http://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/blog/uefas-eco-footprint/

Short page of specs re: the Stade de Nice: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/hosts/france/city=2344/stadium/index.html

Whee! An eco-calculator: https://en-ecocalculator.uefa.com/

UEFA Euro 2016 has an eye on hotels and  sustainability: http://www.uefa.org/social-responsibility/news/newsid=2374274.html

Another article from Business Green: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/feature/2461926/five-ways-euro-2016-is-trying-to-be-the-greenest-football-tournament-ever

Okay, Switzerland vs. Poland match almost over…onto Wales v. Northern Ireland. Off to watch and write!

Share up other sources/links below about eco-friendly initiatives of UEFA EURO 2016!

Food for…Football!

From Trainspotting:

Gail, Lizzie: What are you two talking about?
Spud, Tommy: Football! What are you talking about?
Gail, Lizzie: Shopping!

 

It’s been a very strange, dreamy week in the Chaos Realm. A fellow blogger is going to see The Cure in concert, and it’s been bringing up a lot of memories (bloody nostalgia LOL) from my experiences when I saw The Cure (hope your experience is just as magical and wonderful, This Nerd’s Life).

Maybe I’ve just been exploring too many alternate dimensions while I sleep…having very intense dreams. Or something else is afoot.

So, another shortcut blog after I skipped a few.

I’ve been watching (European) football while I (pretend to) write. It’s been exciting so far! Can’t wait until it resumes on Saturday.

I stumbled across this article on the UEFA website while trying to come up with an idea for this week’s food blog.

“What do Europe’s football fans eat?”

Also:

“Football Food around the World”

If gourmet eats are your thing:

https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/the-best-gourmet-food-at-football-grounds/

 

 

Goodbye for now. Off to wander amazing realms.

Music for dream voyages  (courtesy of The Cure and Legendary Pink Dots):

On Another Shore

Closedown

To Wish Impossible Things

A Thousand Hours

A Few Hours after This

Dredd Song

Cut Here